Cherry Stalks / Stems (Prunus Avium)
The cherry is the fruit of the Prunus avium, which is a native of the British Isles. It is also found growing in Eurasia, North America, and Australia. The fruit is a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants, but the Cherry stalks are extremely beneficial to health as well. It is known for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, laxative, and detoxifying properties.
The stalks are used as tea for cleansing and treating urinary tract and kidney conditions. It also helps to break and remove stones formed in those organs. However, if the stones are too large it is better to use alternative methods as the tea might cause blockage.
The Cherry stalks are effective in combating all types of allergies such as urticarial and asthma. It is known to lower blood pressure and strengthen the heart; it also is a preventive for cardiac ischemia.
The tea of Cherry stalks helps regularise the metabolism aiding quick and sustained weight loss without harmful side effects. It helps melt fat and eliminates cellulite helping the skin regain its shape and elasticity. Regular intake of their tea might help to lower inflammation in the body and control joint pain and rheumatism.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!